Aljamain Sterling is a Jamaican American professional mixed martial artist with a net worth of $1.5 million. At present, he is the champion of the Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Read to know Sterling’s net worth, salary, earnings, wife, and other related information.

About Aljamain Sterling:

Born in New York, Sterling grew up with over a dozen of siblings. During his time in college years, the athlete developed an interest in MMA. Within his freshmen year, Sterling became a two-time NCAA Division III All-American. He also competed in wrestling throughout his amateur career.

In 2009, Sterling made his amateur career debut in MMA. With a submission win, he won his first bout. Within a short period, he compiled an amateur record of 6-1. Then in 2011, the boxer made his professional MMA debut under the UCC banner. Defeating Sergio da Silva via unanimous decision the won his debut match in the UCC 4 event.

In his third professional start, Aljamain Sterling won his first championship title. Defeating Claudio Ledesma, he earned the Ring of Combat bantamweight championship title at the Ring of Combat 36 event. The following fight, he shifted to the CFFC promotions. In the CFFC 11 event, he earned his second career title, the CFFC Bantamweight Championship. The Jamaican boxer then successfully defended the title in 4 following bouts.

Making his debut in 2014, Sterling won his first UFC bout at the UFC 170. He also faced his first career loss in a UFC fight against Bryan Caraway. He won the UFC Bantamweight title at UFC 259 defeating Petr Yan. Following that, he had a successful title defense fight against the same opponent. At present, he holds a career record of 21 wins and 3 losses. The boxer is ranked 7th in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound ranking.

Aljamain Sterling’s Net Worth:

In 2023, Sterling’s net worth is $1.5 million. Over the course of his MMA career at the UFC, the fighter earned around $1.24 million as prize money. His current guaranteed payout per fight averages $100,000. Below is a list of his income from recent bouts –

Event Guaranteed Purse Bonus Endorsement
UFC 273 $250,000 $230,000 $4,500
UFC 259 $100,000 $100,000 $30,000
UFC 238 $76,000 $123,000 $10,000
UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs Valasquez $70,000 $73,000 $10,000
UFC 228 $70,000 $70,000 $10,000

Sterling’s Endorsements:

Sterling is affiliated with various companies. Some of his sponsors are Body Armour, Draftkings, P3, Everlast, Trojan, Toyota, and Speedy Bear.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Aljamain Antoine Sterling
Nickname Funk Master
Profession Mixed Martial Arts
Style Wrestling
Date of Birth July 31, 1989
Debut 2010
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg)
Age 33
Birthplace Uniondale, New York, USA
Nationality American
Net Worth $1.5 million
Marital Status Engaged
Father’s Name Cleveland Sterling
Mother’s Name Sophie Sterling
Salary $100,000
Twitter Handle @funkmasterMMA
Instagram Handle @funkmastermma

Sterling’s Wife:

Aljamain Sterling is currently engaged to Rebecca Cruz. Cruz is his long-term girlfriend, whom he started dating back in 2011. They have been together since.

Aljamain Sterling and Rebecca Cruz

His Age:

Sterling was born on July 31, 1989, in Uniondale, New York, USA. This year, he is 33 years old.

His Height and Weight:

The professional martial artist’s height is 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and he weighs 135 lb (61 kg). Currently, he is the bantamweight division champion in the UFC.

His Nickname:

Sterling is called the “Funk Master”. He earned the nickname for his unorthodox wrestling style of fighting in MMA. His name is very popular among his fans and peers.

Aljamain Sterling’s stats:

Mixed Martial Arts Overview

Category Win Loss
Knockout 2 1
Submission 8 0
Decision 10 2
Disqualification 1 0

Career Title

Title Year
Ring of Combat: Bantamweight Championship 2011
CFFC Bantamweight Championship 2011-2013
UFC Bantamweight Championship 2021-

UFC Stats: 2022 YTD

Category Stats
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute 4.6
Significant Striking Accuracy 50%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute 2.24
Significant Strike Defense 60%
Avg Takedowns Landed per 15min 1.71
Takedown Accuracy 21%
Takedown Defense 41%
Avg Submissions Attempted per 15min 0.8

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FAQ about Aljamain Sterling

What is Aljamain Sterling’s Net Worth in 2023?

Sterling’s net worth is $1.5 million in 2023.

Is Sterling Married?

No. Sterling is currently engaged to Rebecca Cruz.

How Tall is He?

He is 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) tall.

How Old is He?

The professional MMA athlete is 33 years old.


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